Mommy Needs a Raise, by Sarah Parshall Perry

Oh joy! Here’s another mothering book, jammed with hilarious anecdotes…very well-written. It amazes me how many moms must really struggle with what other people do, what other mothers think, what people think of them, etc. Many moms must set their own standards impossibly and unrealistically high. Because book, after mothering book, seems to be always about […]

Book Review: “10 Things Great Dads Do” by Rick Johnson

This book is stuffed with ideas and inspiration. Take your pick from loads of examples, advice and especially strategies that will be sure to kickstart your fatherhood. I disagreed with a couple of his suggestions, but there’s still much food for thought and action. Ten packed chapters cover many of the vital areas of fatherhood, […]

“A Mother’s Prayers for Her Son” by Rob & Joanna Teigen == Susan Karsten’s latest book review

This book will give you a jumpstart and much food for thought about your son(s). With 77 specific topics covered and example prayer wording, you will be motivated and inspired to cover your dear child in prayer. From friendships, to discontent, failure, purity, addiction, dating, and muuuuuch more, there’s so much here for the serious […]

“Breathing Room” by L. Tankersley ~~ Susan Karsten’s latest book review

This young author (a mom and wife) has been through a lot. It seems she has had trouble enjoying life, even though her current life is very nice. She was tense, not emotionally healthy. She gives a lot of information on how she got better, and shares suggestions for other tense, unhappy people. I personally […]

Susan Karsten’s latest book review: “I Need Some Help Here!” by Kathi Lipp

Hi, all! I am an experienced mom, actually nearing the end of my every-day, hands-on parenting years.  But this book…one of the few I wish I’d had as a younger mom.  Full of encouragement and wise counsel, the Holy Spirit breathes through the prayers and scriptures given for each heart-wrenching topic.  Very good perspective for […]

My Son, the College Graduate, by God’s grace alone

I give ALL the credit, honor, and glory to God for any success we’ve had. God has gifted, given, forgiven, blessed. I am a weak vessel and it’s only through Him that I do anything at all “good”. That said, we celebrated our son’s college graduation on May 24. What a wonderful time to revel […]

Susan Karsten’s latest Book Review: Summer of Joy, by Ann H. Gabhart

The Summer of 1964 – ah, I remember it well. From the scrumptious front cover to the last word on the last page, this little page-turner will have you delighting in period details, as well as rolling along with unpredictable plot twists that never disappoint in surprising – but make you glad you hung on […]